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Tue Aug 4, 2020, 08:08 PM

Marine Corps Finds Sunken AAV, Remains of Troops Killed in Southern California 'Training Mishap'

Source: NBC San Diego

U.S. Marine Corps officials have found the sunken amphibious assault vehicle involved in the deadly “training mishap” off the coast of Southern California last week – and the remains of eight service members killed in the accident.

USMC officials at Camp Pendleton said Tuesday that crews with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), and the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) had been able to positively identify the location of the amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) on Monday.

The AAV sunk off the coast of San Clemente Island – about 78 miles away from San Diego – on July 30. Nine service members were killed in what USMC officials called a “training mishap” as the AAV took on water during an evening “shore-to-ship” training maneuver.

On Tuesday, the 15th MEU confirmed the U.S. Navy’s Undersea Rescue Command had detected human remains near the sunken AAV.


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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 08:15 PM

1. Rest in Peace.

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Tue Aug 4, 2020, 11:11 PM

2. Such a sad tragedy.

It's not just the fatalities, but all the people that are affected, too. Spouses, children, parents, friends -- lives that are changed by the words, "training mishap."

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Wed Aug 5, 2020, 12:12 AM

3. This is absolutely heartbreaking.

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